~ Colorful Bits Of Bliss ~
Today is ArtsyMama’s Blogging For Bliss Blog Party to celebrate Tara Frey’s new book
Blogging For Bliss , which has just been released! And, as I promised my friend, Carrie if she peeked in today, I’d have a pressie for her ~ I got her and I both copies!
Okay, back to the blogging for bliss party! Artsymama has asked us to share about how our blogs came to be and what it means to us ~
For those of you who don’t know me, you can click on my about page up there and learn a little more or peep out the archive pages, too!
Sit down, relax…
I’ve got fresh squeezed lemonade on the tray and Lemondrop martini’s, too…take your pick and make yourself comfortable ~
I decided to create a blog because, well, I’ve always wanted to make a positive difference in this world. It’s one of the reasons I switched majors in college and decided to work in pediatric and neonatal critical care to help save little lives.
And, I’ve been doing that for about eight years now.
It became time to make a different kind of a difference in the world.
A colorful, upbeat difference in a setting where many people could enjoy. And, it became time that some of the hundreds of photos I shot everywhere I went were displayed and shared openly.
Thus, She Sleeps With Sea Glass was born six months ago.
Why the name?
I get asked that a lot actually! (I would wonder, too!) Well, I adore the sea and the seashore, the waves and all things coastal. I try to visit often and gratefully soak up all the oceanic sights and sounds each time. A natural collector of found trinkets, I started collecting sea glass. I brought home the colorful gems, smoothed by years of crashing around in the salty waters and against rocky edges.
One night, far away from the seaside, I longed for it. I wandered over to the seaglass and held a handful, closing my eyes. Ahhhh, it was as if I were almost there ~ feet in the swirling surf, waves gravitating toward shore to say hello. I took the handful back to my bed and put some under my pillow, holding others in my hand over my heart.
I had wonderful dreams and a tradition was born.
Since I have started blogging, a new world has opened up and I find myself swirling and dancing in this colorful, joyful place! I feel somewhat like Alice in Wonderland, only the world that I’ve found is anything but topsy~turvy.
It is a world where creative people give and get ideas. Where people support one another, many having never met in the physical world. A world where so many artists take their first endeavoric steps and are held up by other artists that have been in their shoes many moons before. There is love and light and joy and inspiration and dreams brought forth and cradled by others allowing them to dance across the skies and come alive ~
It is color and laughter and community and showcasing the best of our days in a wonderful circle of blogging bliss!
Along the way, there have been some exciting suprises, too. I have found myself exceptionally aware of the world and much more mindful of the small details of life and my surroundings since I started blogging.
It makes my life that much more colorful and leaves my heart holding more gratitude than ever before ~
With that I SHOUT:
~*~ Happy Blog Party, Everyone! ~*~
Oops, did I just hit you in
the head with my party blower?!
(I picked the Lemondrop off
of the drink tray ~ can you tell?!)